Arthur Lee and Love - The Hendrix Sessions (Love + Hendrix) Olympia Studios, London 1970-03-xx + Love Live Copenhagen 1970-03-xx and 1970-03-12
The month of March 1970 must have been wild for Arthur Lee and Love! At sometime during the month of March, they jammed in the studio with Jimi. These sessions apparently were put onto an acetate, which AL brought into a radio station at a later date. The acetate was played over the air,and the radio transmission was recorded with amateur equipment, which accounts for the sound quality. It's possible that is Arthur Lee's voiceover fragment at the very beginning of Midnight Sun. There are eight tracks in all.
The material is quite interesting, and lives up to the hype about it. If it were possible to say so, I'd call it a mind-meld between the two artists. The only beef I have about it at all is that there wasn't more of it to give you.
Also in March, Love was on tour in Europe. The next eight tracks are from the Falconer Theatre in Copenhagen, from May 12.
The final five tracks are from Tivoli Gardens, also in Copenhagen, from an unspecified date in March. The difference in performance from the Falconer show is startling. They sound burnt and raving.
Altogether it's somewhat bewildering to me, IMHO. Jim Morrison was quoted early on as saying that the Doors hoped their sound would be as big (popular) as Love. Arthur Lee still sounds great in concert, but Love has only a pocket audience now. Jim is dead (so they say), and the Doors still have worldwide attention.